Twenty-five percent of the world’s population suffers from halitosis or severe bad breath. Halitosis is an oral condition that a strong mouthwash, mints, or a good brushing won’t solve. It’s mostly not problematic, but sometimes it can be a sign of something serious.
Getting rid of halitosis is easy if you find what is causing it in the first place. There is no cure for halitosis but there are many possible causes. Here we have curated some methods to help you get rid of halitosis or bad breath.
Drink Water Often
There are natural bacteria present in your mouth to protect your teeth from erosion. But these bacteria contain some harmful substances that cause stinky plaque and tartar buildup. Drinking plenty of water helps you to flush out the foul-smelling bacteria in your mouth.
Some say you have to drink eight glasses of water a day, while others say you must drink half your weight in ounces. You may follow whatever method you like. But make sure you drink plenty.
Rinse Your Mouth
Stop waiting for bedtime to brush your teeth. Food particles get stuck between your teeth and in your gum lines; brush them away after you finish eating. Otherwise, the food stays for a long time in your mouth, causing a foul smell.
Use a Tongue Scraper
Just brushing does not remove all the food particles. Use a tongue scraper to remove the debris, bacteria, food particles, and dead cells that build up on your tongue that make it look white.
Take Care of Gums
Gums are delicate and are prone to infections. The food you eat can get trapped between the gum line and cannot be easily removed by brushing. This is where flossing comes in handy. Flossing is essential to keep your gums clean and healthy.
Eat More Probiotics
Sometimes the cause of halitosis is the imbalance of your intestinal flora. Rebalance your flora by consuming more foods rich in probiotics. Such foods are yogurt, pickles, kimchi, and miso.
When your body does not have enough enzymes to break down the food you eat, it produces a foul smell, causing bad breath. The foods listed above are good for developing digestive enzymes.
Visit Smile Makers Dental Care, 901 Sunvalley Blvd. Suite 240, Concord, CA 94520 for a professional dental checkup. Book an appointment online or call us at (925) 685-9339 for any questions or concerns related to bad breath.